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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2005, 04:16    Post subject:  Project 7  

Barry writes here:
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/development/developer.htm

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Project 7: Configuration GUI for JWM

The window manager JWM is tiny and fast, a delight to use.
It is configured by a text file, /root/.jwmrc. What we would like is a GUI frontend to be able to adjust some of the settings in the config file, like for example turn on/off taskbar autohiding.


This come to mind:
this configuration file (invisible turn it visible in rox) is in XML format
    Is anyone able to write a menu configuration file from a browser?
    Could it be done in Perl - is that available yet?.
    What about a Quisp cgi code?


Who is up for it? This would be a quite useful project long term as it may give us ways to order data in different ways and XML is the emerging standard . . .
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2005, 07:16    Post subject:  

There is a complication with that project.

Like the Fvwm menu, any changes get overwritten at a version upgrade.

Fvwm has a way around that, as there is an extra config file, /root/.fvwm95rc-settings that can have personal settings, doesn't get overwritten.

Anyone who tackled that project with JWM would have to consider something similar.

There is of course the libxml library, so a C program could probably do the job.
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Ian
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2005, 16:28    Post subject:  

Well Lobster I have downloaded the source and will have a look this weekend.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2005, 17:50    Post subject: Good News  

Good luck Ian.

i prefer to lay out my icons like so
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/CrustyLobster
Ideally dragging them into the menubar . . .

PS.

More exciting things for pups to look forward too . . . One of our "reserve languages" is Lua - this is quite facinating, as it is extensible (it is a pupget) but I have only looked at it briefly. There is something kewl for someone . . .
Anyone up for that? A PuppyLau page on the wiki?
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 08:11    Post subject:  

The pupget Lua ia an old version though.
The language has progressed somewhat -- I used an old version cos that's what worked with TkLua.
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